Huawei Says ‘Survival’ at Stake After New US Sanctions

WASHINGTON – Once poised to become a global leader in the coming advent of 5G wireless networks, Chinese tech giant Huawei warns its survival is at stake following the latest U.S. decision to cut it off from semiconductor suppliers. “Survival is the key for us now,” said Guo Ping, rotating chairman at Huawei’s annual analyst […]

WHO Rates Its COVID-19 Efforts, Points to $900M Funding Gap

The World Health Organization director-general told the agency’s executive board Friday it has a $900 million gap in funds for its response to the coronavirus pandemic. In its first virtual meeting, the board and its newly-elected chairman, Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, heard Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus say the WHO had worked “day and night” […]

New Studies Warn of Dangers From Hydroxychloroquine, Falling Vaccination Rates

A malaria drug that U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking to avoid contracting COVID-19 has been linked to increased risk of death in patients with the disease, according to a study published in a prominent medical journal. The study, published Friday in The Lancet, monitored more than 96,000 COVID-19 hospital patients. It […]

WHO, Other Groups Say COVID-19 Restrictions Put Vaccine Programs at Risk

Nearly 80 million children under age 1 are at higher risk of preventable diseases such as measles, cholera and polio because of the disruption of routine vaccination programs, according to a report released Friday by the World Health Organization and other global organizations. Immunization campaigns have been disrupted in half of the 129 countries surveyed […]

India Reports Largest Daily Spike in Coronavirus Infections

India’s health ministry said Friday the country has recorded its largest increase in COVID-19 infections in a 24-hour period – 6,088. There were 148 deaths in the same time frame – from Thursday morning to Friday, the ministry said. Currently, the massive country has 119,574 reported coronavirus infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus […]